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Old 09-16-2014, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is what the dealer quoted me. My Civic only cost $190 so I wonder why the price is so hugely different? Any ideas?
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Less insights produced. I have a used one for sale contact me [email protected]
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You can also use 1999 Honda Accord EGR, or 1999-2004 Honda Odyssey EGR. The Odyssey EGR can be had at orileys for 65$.
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Different Honda part numbers. Can I get confirmation before I order a new EGR?
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Different Honda part numbers. Can I get confirmation before I order a new EGR?
It's been confirmed to work. May in fact be better. It's not identical but it bolts up and works.

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Thanks - I found the longer thread on this subject and ordered the Accord valve. I see it has the smaller opening, but have heard the success stories and am looking forward to replacing my 250K-old unit - I already cleaned the plate.
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I see you are in New York, which is not so far from me.

This winter I built an EGR valve tester that does not require the valve to be removed and measures sensor position vs current applied, and can surface intermittent valves. I hope, at the east coast maintenance event in June, to test a number of valves and see if there is a correlation between brand, age, etc. I think that the failure modes are gradual and include the sensor getting intermittent and one I don't think we've talked about: internal friction giving different values for the same position whether the valve is opening or closing. There is a fix for the intermittent sensor, but after doing it on mine, I retested it and found it getting "noisy" again.

Unless life stops me, I will also be attending the Ohio event in September and will bring my tester. It would be really cool to get measurements on a bunch of valves and characterize the different replacements available.

Please ask your mechanic to return your old valve to you, so that we can measure it sometime in the future. Perhaps write on the side of it the mileage when it was replaced.
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I'll do the swap myself, so will keep the old valve. Not sure if I'll be making any meets, but if you are in the Hudson Valley...
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What are the symptoms of a bad egr valve? My cvt insight has always had a little shudder which apparently POSSIBLY could be the egr valve? It doesn't shudder too bad but I'm at 215k miles right now and my egr valve is probably original.
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I just ordered a new valve from Partsgeek. Car has just shy of 160k on it with what I would presume is the original EGR Valve. Life time MPG is 53.1 which is not the greatest. Here in New York you have to deal with hills and cold weather. I will post the results.
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